LEBANESE KIBBEH BURGERS
- Servings: 4
- 1/2 cup burghul (see note)
- 3/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
- 500g lamb mince
- 3 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup mint leaves, finely chopped
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 cup semi-dried tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
- 1/2 small lemon, juiced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 4 Turkish bread rolls, split, toasted (or small pita bread)
- 80g baby spinach
- 200g hommus
Place burghul in a bowl and cover with cold water. Stand for 10 minutes. Pour into a sieve. Stand for 20 minutes to drain. Transfer to a large bowl.
Finely chop 1/4 cup parsley. Add to burghul with mince, green onion, mint and egg. Using clean hands, shape mixture into four 2cm-thick patties. Place on a plate. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Place tomatoes, pine nuts, remaining cup parsley leaves, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 tablespoon oil in a bowl. Season with pepper. Stir to combine. Cover and set aside.
Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook lamb patties for 4 minutes each side or until cooked through.
Top bread roll bases with spinach, tomato salad, patties and hommus. Cover with bread roll tops. Serve.
Notes & tips: Burghul (or bulgur) is also known as cracked wheat. You can find it in the health food aisle of your supermarket.